04-26-2002





























Chimes Online


  • Survey supports civil liberties
  • Despite the fear of future terrorist attacks, a majority of Americans are unwilling to give up civil liberties in exchange for national security, according to a Michigan State University study. ...
  • campuses across the country
  • At the Crunch Gym on Sunset Boulevard, the health conscious shed pounds as they shed clothes in a class called Cardio Striptease. Every Wednesday, an average-sized dance studio becomes host to a capacity crowd of 50 people who don't mind sliding across the floor or up and down poles. Sometimes feather boas are involved. Other times it's chairs. This is definitely not your average aerobics class. ``Cardio Striptease is a combination of aerobics, dance techniques and stripping,'' said instructor Jeffrey Costa during a telephone interview. ``It's a very body conscious class. The stripping, of course, is what gets everyone's attention.'' Although open to anyone at least 18 years old, about 80 percent of the participants end up being female. There are also less noticeable participants on the other side of the studio windowpane. ...
  • Angry mother sent to jail for swearing at judge
  • A judge sentenced a 52-year-old West Olive woman to 30 days in jail for yelling an obscenity in his courtroom. ...
  • County to increase minority healthcare spending $500k
  • Kent County commissioners agreed less than a month ago to spend $500,000 to help minorities with health care. The plan was devised because statistics showed area minorities were not getting the same health care treatment as whites. ...